Course Title: Pacific Studies
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: HWSS5169
Course Title: Pacific Studies
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5001 - Diploma in Youth in Development Work
Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115
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Nominal Hours: 70
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre- requisites for this module.
This module has been designed specifically for students in the Pacific region of the Commonwealth. It will allow students to explore the traditional, contemporary and possible future status of young people in the South Pacific. Students will develop insights into the challenges and problems that exist for both young people and their communities as a reulst of rapid economic, political, social and cultural change. It will focus on using traditional arts and cultural skills as a tool for working with young women and men within contemporary youth issues and as a strategy for communication.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- outline major trends in the South Pacific history and the historical issues that are critical to understanding Pacific Ialsd coutnries today
- understnd teh curetn social, cultural, economic and possible future lives of Pacific Islanders
- have a working knowledge of some of the different social and cultural traditions within the diverse communities of Oceania
- understand the impact of changing world conditions on young people in the South Pacific
- offer an analysis of the position of young men and women in South Pacific societies and the emergence of a youth sub-culture (myth or relaity)
- identify and disucss issues in the Pacific and the influence of media, urban drift, homelessness, young people and the law
- discuss potential issues and possibilities for which young people in the Pacific should prepare.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will work through the module bookilet, and complete the self-help questions and the activites, as well as the written report during the seven weeks allocated to this module.
By the end of the module of seven weeks students will be able to:
- anaykse the impact of national values, religion, tradition and culture on the personal and professional development of young people in the Pacific
- identify the attituteds and strategies for working with young people from diverse Pacific Island backgrounds
- develop culturally and socially sensitve empowerment strategies which enable young people to acquire skills and experiences in effective pariticipation in local, provincial, national and regional issues
- demonstrate the use of music, drama/theatre and other forms of expression in education as tools for youth work practice.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is an integral part of the work. This is related directly to the work the students are involved. It wil linvolv completing the learning journal and a wirtten task.
Studnens will compete the following assessment tasks:
- Learning journal - studdents will submit their self-help questions and activities which are completed as they work through the module booklet
- Written report: selecting a key issue that has a serious impact on the youth in your commuity, write a 1000 work report about your findings based on your observations and the readings .
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